On self love and this guide
What is self love?
Self love is how we feel about ourselves. It is linked to our self esteem. It is caring and having regard for your own well-being and happiness. It is how we experience ourselves.
From my understand of it, self love is:
♥ Accepting yourself. Your worthiness. Honouring yourself. Being true to who you are.
♥ Authenticity. Knowing that you have flaws and that is okay, being at peace with it.
♥ Listening to your needs. Understanding what we want. Choosing ourself without comprising or sacrificing when we truly do not want to do so. This resource may be of help, A guide on how to use love languages. Love languages may be of use to you in understanding yourself better.
♥ Taking care yourself. Your well-being. Nourishing our mind, body and soul.
“An empty lantern provides no light. Self-care is the fuel that allows your light to shine brightly.”
♥ An influential factor in decision making such as the actions we take, the partners we choose for a relationship, the behaviour we accept from ourselves and others.
♥ How we may feel about a soul mate or best friend in life – channeling that loving energy to ourselves. How we would treat them – with patience, love, respect, kindness and understanding.
“Love yourself unconditionally, just as you love those closest to you despite their faults.”
♥ Trusting yourself. Listening to your intuition and gut feelings. Knowing that you always make the best decision for yourself at that time. We know ourselves best. No one can self love for us.
Quotes that inspire and speak to self love
“Worthy now. Not if. Not when. We are worthy of love and belonging now. Right this minute. As is.”
“Self respect, self worth and self love, all start with self. Stop looking outside of yourself for your value.”
“It’s not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself, and make your happiness a priority. It’s a necessity.”
“A healthy self-love means we have no compulsion to justify to ourselves or others why we take vacations, why we sleep late, why we buy new shoes, why we spoil ourselves from time to time. We feel comfortable doing things which add quality and beauty to life.”
“It’s all about falling in love with yourself and sharing that love with someone who appreciates you, rather than looking for love to compensate for a self love deficit.”
The power of self love affirmations
+ Remind yourself what inherently is. You are loved. You are loveable. There are times we need a pick me up. On that note, a gentle reminder on the power of affirmations to live a soul fulfilling life.
+ To empower you. To be fearless in the pursuit of your desires and dreams. To feel alive with fire.
A gentle reminder that affirmations are one tool and they work powerfully when you truly believe in them and pair them with action. Read more here.
+ Help you feel deeply into your heart and soul.
+ Shift your perspective and energy when you are feeling down or in a rut.
+ Provide a counter statement to negative thoughts.
+ Identify aspects of self love that may need exploration. If you feel discomfort, it may help to see it from the perspective of curiosity. To learn more about yourself. To spark reflection.
- Why do you think you feel this way?
- Are there any moments or memories that the affirmation are evoking?
- Does the affirmation remind you of an event in your life? Your family? Your friends? A relationship?
- If you are having anxious thoughts please see this guide: Struggling with anxious thoughts? Here are 22 powerful affirmations to reframe your thoughts for a positive mindset.
- For further depth, it may be helpful to seek the advice of licensed professional psychologist.
46 Affirmations to radiate self love
♥ No matter what, I am loved and I am loveable.
♥ I love who I was. I love who I am. I love who I am becoming.
♥ I am strong. I am resilient. I can do hard things.
♥ I am more than just my body.
♥ I love myself and I choose myself
♥ I believe in myself
♥ I am human. Perfectly imperfect.
♥ I make mistakes sometimes and that is okay. I am human. We all make mistakes.
♥ I made mistakes and learn from them for a better future
♥ I made the best decision at that moment in time
♥ I know myself best and that is why I made that decision at that moment in time
♥ I follow my heart
♥ I am proud of who I am.
♥ I choose my happiness.
♥ I have so much potential.
♥ My opportunities are limitless.
♥ I am true to myself
♥ I deserve love
♥ I am beautiful
♥ Love flows through me. I am radiant. I am abundant.
♥ I have a beautiful, peaceful energy
♥ I always do the best that I can at that moment in time
♥ I am powerful. I have the power to begin changing my life at any moment.
♥ I can always trust my intuition.
♥ Love, happiness and peace flow within me.
♥ I radiate love, joy and peace.
♥ I have good energy.
♥ I am so loveable.
♥ I let go of my worries and my stresses. I just be.
♥ I attract so much love and positivity into my life.
♥ I feel peace at my core.
♥ So much love exists inside me.
♥ I am unique. I am one of a kind. This makes me beautiful, special and important.
♥ I love and forgive myself.
♥ The greatest gift I can give myself is unconditional love.
♥ Deep within side me is an infinite source of love. I can tap into this at any time I want or need to.
♥ I have the ability to do things for myself.
♥ I am worthy of so much joy.
♥ I can dreams as big or as small as I would like.
♥ I am love. I am light.
♥ I constantly have new opportunities.
♥ I can magnetically manifest all that my heart desires. I can make my dreams come true.
♥ Everything always works in my favour. The universe has my back and best interests at heart.
♥ I am open to love.
♥ I am ready for love as I am.
♥ I love myself more and more everyday.
In conclusion of this guide
Love and light, we hope these 46 affirmations to radiate self love bring you warmth, inner peace and vitality.